Upgrade Your Momiform: Introducing the Long Jacket

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I’m always looking for ways to give my day-to-day outfits a boost. I used to get all craaaaaazy with it and actually wear cute pencil skirts with little sweaters and even *gasp* heels. I know. That must have been before kids, Cams. YEP. Exactly.Before kids, outfits were a bit more…less basic. Or at least, I could deal with being more uncomfortable for longer periods of time. (I didn’t have small people hanging on me, usually) I CANNOT DEAL WITH THAT ANYMORE. ha.

Now, it’s all how casual is too casual? heh.

That said, I really do still like to play around with the basic momiform and give it a boost – a little edge…in a SIMPLE, yet cool way. I’ve recently been noticing the long jacket. I know, I’m a tall B, butbutbut I do think there’s enough of a range of lengths and styles that they can be worn by anyone.

So. Here’s how I wore it…

The Basic Momiform

In my case, it’s usually a loose tee, skinny jeans and Converse (or my New Balance).

Oh, man…yeh. I also like the idea of a turtleneck, ya’ll. I just realized how cool that would look underneath! I think it would add the chic, without having to try very hard. I’ve now got my eye on this J. Crew Oversize Turtleneck.

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Add Long Jacket

It doesn’t have to be super duper long, especially if you’re on the shorter side. I’d just go with more length – something a bit longer than your normal jacket…one that hits right below the knee even.

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Add that “Too Dressy” Handbag

I’m talking about the bag you rarely take out, well…because “it’s too dressy”. Break it out. It’s time. I loved that I instantly felt more done-up once I grabbed my Kate Spade, which…I usually only carry on dates. Honestly, how often do we have an excuse to really dress up? Just carry the damn bag. 😉

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I totally should have smacked on a matching lip. I even had a color to match my tee. grrrr. Next time.

Outfit Details

coat: Topshop Textured Slouchy Coat – a nice, lightweight jacket that can be layered over tees, sweaters, sweatshirts. I’ve shared more styles below.

top: Target swing tee that I can no longer find, but this BP. high/low tee is very similar. I’d consider a turtleneck, too, like this J. Crew Oversized Turtleneck or their Tissue Turtleneck tee (love the wine color).

jeans: STS Blue ‘Piper’ Jean – I really like these…and you can’t beat the price. They fit well, are not too short (for my 5’10 frame) and are comfortable.

shoes: Shoreline Converse – a favorite. Really. The best casual sneakers.

bag: Kate Spade (old) – closest thing is their Cameron Street Margogorgeous.

earrings: Nickel + Suede – funny story. I accidentally wore these…and didn’t realize it until after. The pink actually looks kind of cool though! It’s an unexpected color combo. I currently have my eye on the Lipgloss pair and their new leather chokers.

 

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Cheers,

Cams

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All photos by Ariana Clare

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9 Comments

  1. I have the jcrew oversized turtleneck (camel and navy) looove it. But we moved to South Florida so I may only get to wear it once. Haha

  2. Shoreline Converse really are the best! I bought them a few months ago based on your recommendation and wear them all the time!

  3. Now that you’ve said the bag isn’t available anymore, I HAVE to have it. I will be scouring the internet for it…LOVE IT!!!!

  4. Thanks for inspiration. I forgot I bought an oversized coat (petite size-5’2″!) last year and pulled it out last night. It was a perfect addition and just what I needed to elevate my outfit. I’ll be wearing it all weekend. Does anyone else forget what’s in the closet?

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